• What does it mean if all symptoms point to leukemia but blood tests are normal?

    Asked by MelMom on Monday, April 29, 2013

    What does it mean if all symptoms point to leukemia but blood tests are normal?

    There are mixed signals or signs on my diagnosis

    2 Answers from the Community

    • Clyde's Avatar

      It means more tests. Every test they do tells you more, so don't fear them. Don't be afraid to ask questions of the docs so you understand everything.

      You might also consider a second opinion as a different center might see something the first isn't which isn't to say the first isn't doing everything, just that more eyes are usually a good thing.

      over 3 years ago
    • still_fighting's Avatar

      What Clyde said is true. Leukemia has a lot of common symptoms with other illnesses. I had gone to my family doctor when I was sick with a cold or strep throat on several occasions so we didn't know that I had leukemia and non hodgkins lymphoma even though I had the swollen lymph nodes. My doctor said it was because I was sick at the time...little did we know. I didn't find out I had leukemia until I had my hysterectomy. So we really do not know how long I actually developed leukemia but we estimate at least a year before it was ever found. Get a second opinion and do all the tests that the doctors recommend because even if it isn't leukemia they will find out what it is. Sometimes finding out what it isn't goes a long way in finding out what it is. God bless and keep fighting!

      over 3 years ago

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